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Buspar acts differently with SSRI?

Posted by mikez on April 26, 2011, at 22:19:50

Hi, I recently did some research and found a discussion saying Buspar basically acts differently in the presence of an SSRI compared to alone. Something in regards to antagonizing the auto receptors when taken with an SSRI (which I want) vs doing the opposite when alone. Just wondering how much truth there is to this? Even if not, is it generally accepted that Buspar usually only works when taken as an adjunct (ie with SSRI).

Thanks so much for any insight.

 

Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI? mikez

Posted by SLS on April 27, 2011, at 8:08:17

In reply to Buspar acts differently with SSRI?, posted by mikez on April 26, 2011, at 22:19:50

> Hi, I recently did some research and found a discussion saying Buspar basically acts differently in the presence of an SSRI compared to alone. Something in regards to antagonizing the auto receptors when taken with an SSRI (which I want) vs doing the opposite when alone. Just wondering how much truth there is to this? Even if not, is it generally accepted that Buspar usually only works when taken as an adjunct (ie with SSRI).
>
> Thanks so much for any insight.


I have no insights for you. However, I find the idea very interesting. If you come up with any more information regarding this, could you please post it?

Thanks.


- Scott

 

Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI?

Posted by desolationrower on May 1, 2011, at 17:28:34

In reply to Buspar acts differently with SSRI?, posted by mikez on April 26, 2011, at 22:19:50

its a partial agonist at 5ht1a receptors. So by itself, it causes more activity, but it causes less than would occur if you let an ssri work.

Sort of like how the same 200$ bank account means i'm a rich man if i visit guatamala, but a poor man when i visit london.

-d/r

 

Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI?

Posted by torridcalm on May 18, 2011, at 18:13:14

In reply to Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI?, posted by desolationrower on May 1, 2011, at 17:28:34

so is london busbar alone and in central america busbar is together with another SSRI? I just started busbar in addition to zoloft to try and get my anxiety under control. I don't want to go to london with only $200 bucks.

 

Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI?

Posted by desolationrower on June 5, 2011, at 16:57:37

In reply to Re: Buspar acts differently with SSRI?, posted by torridcalm on May 18, 2011, at 18:13:14

> so is london busbar alone and in central america busbar is together with another SSRI? I just started busbar in addition to zoloft to try and get my anxiety under control. I don't want to go to london with only $200 bucks.

the partial agonism of buspar is probably more useful in combination with an ssri, and reduces some s/e of ssris.

-d/r


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